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Comment Re:They sound completely insane (Score 1) 325

Wait, are you serious? The Old Testament? No Christian sect of any size subscribes to that! It was all over-written by Jesus' teachings and the Mosaic antitheses from the New Testament. And yes, Muslims can choose to be moderate, but the point behind the stats quoted earlier is that a staggering (and growing) percentage are choosing the "let's stone the gays" flavor over the "religion of peace" flavor.

Comment Re:They sound completely insane (Score 1) 325

Hadd offences in Sharia law -- those for which there is no wiggle room for a judge in the assignment of penalty -- include amputation for thievery and stoning for adultery. If that's not evil, then at least admit is Medieval. Whether it is enacted upon Muslims or non-Muslims, who cares? It's downright barbaric.

Comment Re:They sound completely insane (Score 4, Informative) 325

Here's your link for the Islam numbers. Short version: The number of places under Sharia law is growing, and - more shocking -- the number of Muslims in western countries like the US and the UK who *wish* they were living under Sharia Law and would like to see their country change its legal system to one that was theology based is *growing.*

47 percent of all American Christians identify themselves as "Evangelical," although only 62 percent of those "Evangelicals" believe that abortion should be illegal in all states, so they're probably not what you would describe as a real Pokemon-fearing Evangelical. Link with stats

Look, I'm not here to do your homework for what is common sense to anyone who is not a dyed-in-the-wool Jihad apologist. Radical Islam is an existential threat to western civilization, and it's growing. Christianity is NOT an existential threat, and their numbers are diminishing. Get your head out of your ass and start doing some of the research yourself.

Comment Re:They sound completely insane (Score 3, Insightful) 325

False equivalencies. What percentage of global Christianity believes that Pokemon is evil versus what percentage of global Islam is under Sharia law and/or believes that Pokemon is evil AND that women are second class citizens?

By the way... you know that when you use words like "Murica" you automatically lose any argument with an adult, right?

Comment But Seriously... (Score 5, Insightful) 387

String theory, multiple universes, complexity, quantum teleportation... these are to Physics what Division I football is to college, which is to say, it sells tickets and opens purse strings. No one is going to buy a book on Newtonian physics and relive their junior year in high school. But let Brian Greene write something crazy and out there about a "Holographic Universe" or somesuch and the peeps will scoop it up, and maybe even decide to become physics and math majors, and there are lots of worse results than that. So let the alumni donate for the football team, and let the googley-eyed high schoolers all plan on high-paying and fulfilling careers as Quantum Mechanics. It puts butts in the seats...

Comment Re:Shell games and double talk (Score 1) 135

>> but it needs to be done.

No, it doesn't. It really doesn't.

>>lots of things are legal but aren't ethical and this is one of them.

Are you a priest? You're obviously not a lawyer...

>>I'm an accountant and crap like this just infuriates me

Ah. Gotcha. Then you're in the wrong profession for someone with your temperament and outlook. Whether you are right or wrong, you will always be miserable.

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